Dollar Bahu is a Hindi-language television series that aired on Zee TV channel in 2001. The series is based on a popular novel, "Dollar Sosae" (Dollar daughter-in-law), written by the popular Indian philanthropist & columnist, Sudha Murthy. Due to the popularity, the novel was converted into a television series. The story portrays the struggle of a middle-class family to graduate into an upper-class one through their son in the USA. Besides, as the title refers, the series was shot in both India as well as in the United States. In addition, when the serial's shooting began in the USA, the September 11 incident occurred, leaving the entire team of 'Dollar Bahu' devastated.